The most well-known new feature that's new to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is Focus, an improved Do not disturb tool that allows you to set the type of notifications you get based on the hour of the day.

Specially designed to help users Focus on one task at a time. This feature has great utility for people of every age group.

But, you know what’s another great feature of Focus?

It's the Background Sounds.

Background Sounds are yet another health feature of Apple's iOS and iPadOS 15. As its name implies, the app plays sounds that assist you in relaxing. Make use of this feature on all of the top iPhones and the top iPads.

In today’s article, we will give you a thorough tutorial on how you can use Background Sounds on your iPhone.

Enabling the background sounds

  • The new Background Sounds feature is within the Accessibility section on iOS and iPadOS. To enable
  • Click on the Setting App at the top of the screen.
  • Scroll down and choose Accessibility.

  • Scroll down, select Audio/Visual.
  • Click on Background Sounds.
  • Turn off background sounds.
  • Select the sound.
  • Choose the sound from the available options. The choices include Balanced Noise, Bright Noise, Dark Noise, Ocean Rain, Stream, and Balanced.

  • The music is downloaded to your device the first time you select it.
  • Click "Back" after making your choice.
  • Adjust the volume by moving the slider when needed.

The six background sounds that you can choose from aren't the most extensive that can be.

You have a choice between:

  • Balanced Noise
  • Bright Noise
  • Dark Noise
  • Ocean
  • Rain
  • Stream

The last three have all been water sounds. You'll have to listen to the first three sounds to figure out the meaning of each and whether they are beneficial to you.

The default setting is "rain". It is also the default setting. This feature is activated when the playing media is turned on.

This doesn't sound like an ideal idea to be playing the music you want to listen to.

Dark Noise is played as you're trying to listen to videos or listen to music. The effect isn't overly noticeable.

You can test that immediately since the section in Settings provides the "Play Sample" button. Press it and the music starts playing.

Through the beta period, the music was a track titled "One Moment For A Teardrop (Trissed Dreams Remix)" by Sonority SLB & Stuart Allen.

However, now that iOS 15 has been released and the track has been changed to a likely royalty-free track,

It's still a hit, however. When it starts playing, toggle the "Use When Playing Media" feature off and on.

Also, adjust the volume of background sound until you discover a setting that is suitable for your needs.

Once you've got it all the way you want it, it's a matter of what you do with it when you're ready to and when you can stop it.

For instance, you can opt to turn the sound off and on through the Settings, Accessibility, Audio/Visual, and Background Sounds, and then press the switch.

It is effective, but not fast, but other options allow you to switch the feature off and on at any time you'd like to.

How do you turn off background sound using Control Center?

  • First of all, add the hearing control to the control center.
  • To do this, visit Settings, Control Center.

  • Scroll down to find more controls.
  • Touch the icon of the green + beside the word "hearing".
  • Then, swipe to access the Control Center and tap on the icon for Hearing to switch background sounds on or off.
  • This is a Control Center option that's a bit confusing, however.
  • Tap it, swipe down, and you'll see an options panel that offers options for Live Listen as well as Background Sounds, which is off.

There's a second button that is located at the bottom of the screen, but it's identified as "Background Sounds Off."

Click on it, specifically the icon, and not the text. The icon will turn blue, and the label will flip to "on," and the sound will begin to play.

Additionally, however, the center panel expands to display a volume control for background audio.

When the volume control is displayed, you can tap the area to turn on the background.

It sounds exactly like when you tap on the icon for a button.

To disable background sound, however, you need to press the button at the bottom.

To switch to another sound effect, you need to tap the panel and then tap it again to see the options for the six sound options.

How do you utilize a back tap to control background sound?

BackTap is the iOS option that lets you tap the back of your iPhone at least three times, or twice repeatedly.

It'll perform a task. However, by itself, it can't make any changes to the background sound.

You can, however, configure it so that back taps are executed as the accessibility shortcut. It is a single shortcut that operates only on one alternative.

  • Click on Settings, Accessibility.
  • Scroll down to the very bottom.
  • Click the accessibility shortcut, after which, from the lengthy list of options, you can select Background Sounds.
  • Now, you must create a back tap.
  • Click on settings, accessibility, and touch, and scroll until you see the Back Tap option.

  • After that, tap that button to turn it on and then specify what you want to be accomplished.
  • Select Double Tap or Triple Tap, whichever you prefer, and tap it.
  • Tap to select the next option from the top options, Accessibility Shortcut.
  • Tap on the back tap to get out of it. It's easy to miss another option from this list.

  • When it is double-or triplicately tapped on the rear of your iPhone, the background music will begin or stop

It sounds more complex than the use of Control Center, but that's because it requires adapting certain iPhone options to allow this to happen. You can also modify the options further.

The Back Tap isn't just a way for users to swiftly start specific functions of the iPhone.

It also allows you to run shortcuts as well.

This means that BackTap, as well as Shortcuts together, will allow you to swiftly begin to do everything you'd like to.

Additionally, they let you use one back tap that can be used to start with as many different options as you imagine.

Instead of selecting the accessibility shortcut within the Double or Triple Tap control, you can select the name of the shortcut you've designed.

Apple has added the setting for background sound control to Shortcuts.

You could, for instance, create shortcuts that play background music, then turn on Do Not Disturb and Focus Mode, and anything else you want.

Background Sounds appear to be an unimportant feature of iOS 15, but once you've tried it and you need it, this is yet another minor aspect that is crucial.


And that’s all you need to know about the Background Sounds feature on your iPhone.

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